The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)

The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)

Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis (ARMAGEDDON, THE SIEGE) brings a powerful presence to an edge-of-your-seat thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (Oscar(R)-nominee for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) that critics are calling one of the greatest ghost stories ever filmed. When Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis), a distinguished child psychologist, meets Cole Sear (Oscar(R)-nominee Haley Joel Osment, Best Supporting Actor), a frightened, confused, eight-year-old, Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts Cole. With a riveting intensity you’ll find thoroughly chilling, the discovery of Cole’s incredible sixth sense leads them to mysterious places with unforgettable consequences!”I see dead people,” whispers little Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), scared to affirm what is to him now a daily occurrence. This peaked 9-year old, already hypersensitive to begin with, is now being haunted by seemingly malevolent spirits. Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (B

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The Birds (Collector’s Edition)

The residents of Bodega Bay are inexplicably attacked by hundreds of birds of all shapes and sizes.Vacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: “Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes.” From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films. The Birds follows a chic blonde, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), as she travels to the coastal town of Bodega Bay to hook up with a rugged fellow (Rod Taylor) she’s only just met. Before long the town is attacked by marauding birds, and Hitchcock’s skill at staging action is brought to the fore. Beyond the superb effects, however, The Birds is also one of Hitchcock’s most psychologically complicated scenarios, a tense study of violence, loneliness, and complacency. What really gets under your skin are not the bird skirmishes but the anxiety and the eerie quiet between attacks. The director e

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9 thoughts on “The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)

  1. Review by PATRICK J.POWERS for The Birds (Collector’s Edition)
    If you remember seeing this movie at your theatre or on television a long time ago then you should have this DVD in your collection! It is still one of Hitchcock’s masterpieces after 42 years. It has a quiet beginning but picks up the pace later on. Good entertainment!!

  2. Review by James L. for The Birds (Collector’s Edition)
    Although I don’t think that The Birds is Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest film, it is probably my favourite of his movies. I’ve seen the trailer for the film, and it’s very humourous, and obviously Hitchcock wanted to have a lot of fun with his audience. The trailer suggests that the birds attack as a response to all that man has done to them over the years. It’s an interesting idea, especially since the reason for the attacks is omitted in the film, which is one of the things that I like about it. I like the way the film looks at the reaction of people to bizarre events, especially as some of the townspeople connect the arrival of the birds with the arrival of Tippi Hedren as though she somehow brought this on them. I didn’t even notice that there wasn’t a musical soundtrack the first time I saw the film, because the sounds of the birds attacking amidst the silence is really effective. The performers are good, especially Suzanne Pleshette, and although I don’t think Tippi Hedren was the greatest actress to appear before a camera, I think she’s better than most people give her credit for, especially considering that the actors are secondary to all that is happening in the film. She looks great, and projects a certain detached coolness, which is appropriate for the character. The special effects are good (condsidering the time), and the tension slowly builds with each attack. I particularly like the scene where Tippi Hedren waits outside the schoolhouse, and the birds slowly gather behind her without her knowledge. For me, this is a fun movie to watch, well made and very effective for its purpose. I’ve seen a lot of other suspense and horror films and they generally don’t stay with me. But I have to admit that there have been a few times when I have gone by a large group of birds perched somewhere, and I’ve flashbacked to this movie and walked a little faster!

  3. Review by for The Birds (Collector’s Edition)
    Alfred Hitchcock apparently spent the better part of two years trying to find subject matter that he felt would be worthy of a follow up film after 1960’s PSYCHO. He bought Daphne duMaurier’s short story, “The Birds”, and very quickly decided that he would only retain the title, and the bird attack plot point. Evan Hunter and Hitchcock crafted the screenplay structure, and after a staggering amount of technical pre-production, Hitchcock made THE BIRDS. It opened to huge acclaim from the public, if not critics, and is one of the master of suspense’s best remembered pictures. As it should be. And with the stunning new DVD edition, this terrific movie at last gets the home video treatment it so richly deserves.The transfer is immaculately sharp and clear, letterboxed at the 1.85:1 ratio used for theatrical exhibition, and the mono digital sound is clean and vibrant. The letterboxing actually gives the film more breathing room, and some of the sequences, especially the complex technical passages such as the attack on the school, and the spectacular attack on the town, have a visceral punch that’s ratcheted up by the clarity of the digital image and sound. Don’t be put off by the many sodium process shots that were necessitated by the demands of the screenplay; they are perfectly cut into the film, and give the movie a primitive realism that is perfectly in keeping with Hitchcock’s stylized view of reality. His films are all designed within an inch of their lives, and the audience is all the better for it.The extras on this collector’s edition are quite valuable. A featurette entitled “All About The Birds” presents interviews with actors Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Veronica Cartwright, along with various technical personnel, and is lively and full of information about the film’s production. Also featured are Tippi’s screen test, production notes, a trailer, and web links. This is one package that beautifully showcases a film which gets better each time you see it.

  4. Review by J. Michael Click for The Birds (Collector’s Edition)
    Hitchcock’s macabre classic finally gets its due on this DVD Collector’s Edition. The film, which by turns thrills (the various bird attacks) and amuses (the frequently bantering dialogue), is presented in all its widescreen glory — an important consideration for Hitchcock enthusiasts, given the director’s meticulous planning of his films’ visual compositions. “The Birds” features some great cinematography, a nerve-wracking soundtrack, and some finely wrought performances (particularly those of Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Ethel Griffies); all are well-served by the film-to-DVD transfer. There are a wealth of bonus features, including newsreel footage of Hitchcock and Hedren publicizing the film, an extensive stills gallery, and a fascinating behind the scenes production documentary. Especially intriguing are the ad-libbed screen test clips pairing Hedren with “Psycho” player Martin Balsam while Hitchcock provides verbal instructions off-camera! All in all, a most welcome addition to my DVD collection, and one I’m pleased to recommend for yours.

  5. Review by for The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)
    This movie was to say the least phenominal. The story unfoled before in ways that only books have before. All of this was done through the tormented young boy and his crutch for life Bruce Willis. During every scene I told my self repeatedly that I could not wait for it to become available on DVD..and soon (March 28th)! The same thing that I have told everyone, the movie is a solid 9 on it’s own. The “ghost” could have had a few more scences. But when I knew the movie was over I thought that I really liked it and would watch it on video when it was released…THEN BANG! THE GREATEST ENDING I have seen in any movie ever. If nothing else, buy this DVD (or video) just for the ending alone and watch a story of one tormented boy,terrorised by the very same fears that got to us all in our youths and be mezmorised.

  6. Review by Robert E Hunt Jr for The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)
    Having seen and *loved* this film during its theatrical run, I pre-ordered this DVD nearly two months in advance of its earliest availability. When the disc arrived, I immediately canceled all other plans and set aside that evening’s hours to watch it.Imagine then my profound sense of disappointment when I saw the first preview come on. Instantly, I reached for the DVD remote and pressed the Menu button only to find it had been disabled. When the second preview followed and still the Menu button was dead, I started to feel annoyed. By the time the fourth one began, I was thoroughly and completely angry and pledged never to watch any of the four movies that had been forced on me.Yes, I will admit that once The Sixth Sense began, the experience was every bit as satisfying as I had hoped. And the extra features are a very nice bonus. I don’t doubt that this disc will be played many many times before I tire of it.However, in the end, the forced previews ruin this disc. I would have been happy to watch any previews the disc producers wanted me to watch … so long as they gave me the freedom to choose when to watch them.A fatal mistake. Simply brutal. This disc should be recalled and replaced with one that does not force the experience. At this point, this studio is in my doghouse. If they pull this stunt again, I will never buy another disc from them.This is one Collector’s Edition that may become a Trash Collector’s edition.

  7. Review by for The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)
    There has never been a type of movie with more allure than the thriller series. Many have scared the socks off of their poor audience, with a paticular tip of the hat to “The Blair Witch Project,” but this movie is different. The movie tells you with its story, its tone, and its color that something will happen, but you can not put your finger on it until the end. The movie supports no “cheap scares” present in movies like Scream in which a scene is not scary, just sudden and startling. This movie, “The Sixth Sense,” Will make you afraid. Afraid of the dark, and afraid of being alone. The genuine surprise ending added closure to a genuine 21st century scary movie. And, with added footage, you will not want to miss “The Sixth Sense.” Note: This movie is only for those who are not afraid to be truly afraid.

  8. Review by Nathan Alderman for The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)
    Writer/director M. Night Shymalan’s “The Sixth Sense” is that rarest of breeds: an intelligent, well-made film that conquered the box office. Equal parts mystery, drama and bone-chilling horror, “Sense” deals with a weary, wounded child psychologist (Bruce Willis) whose latest patient (the remarkable Haley Joel Osment) has a mysterious and terrible gift: he sees ghosts.Shymalan, ably assisted by Tak Fujimoto’s brilliantly icy cinematography, wrings suspense and terror out of empty doorways, split-second glimpses of figures in the background, and unknown things lurking in the dark. But this is hardly a cheap slasher film: perhaps the most wonderful aspect of this film is its message, that fear can be conquered through understanding and compassion.Cleverly plotted, bolstered by fine performances from Olivia Williams as Willis’s melancholy wife and Toni Colette as Osment’s worried mom, and graced with a twist ending worthy of Hitchcock, “The Sixth Sense” is a magnificently creepy film that will have you jumping at shadows long after it’s over.

  9. Review by Reb for The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series)
    Have you ever watched a scary movie in the dark, and almost swore you saw someone moving out of the corener of your eye? I have, and after seeing this movie it happened a lot more.”The Sixth Sense” has great performances from Bruce Willis (who plays Malcolm, an emotionally wounded psychologist)and Haley Joel Osment (who plays Cole, a little boy with a remarkable gift:he sees dead people) The screenplay is wonderful.”They don’t know they’re dead,” laments Cole.”They think they’re alive.They see what they want to see.” Malcolm is determined to help him. His marriage has been failing ever since an old case that showed almost the same symtoms shot him in the side and then killed himself.Malcolm is determined not to let that happen to Cole.This is a remarkable movie with a Hitchcokian twist at the end.Watch it, and you’ll be doing double takes next time you feel that strange presence behind your back.

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